Hot Topics

Industry Topics OVERVIEW

The WWA monitors a variety of industry issues, regulations and hot topics so that we are able to keep park and supplier members informed and updated on these important issues that affect their operations and businesses. The following issues, regulations and hot topics have been identified by WWA's Board of Directors, as well as WWA Committee members, as being timely and impactful for the water leisure industry. To learn more about each issue, including background information and links to useful supplemental data and tools, click on the More Information link. If you would like to suggest a new hot topic for future monitoring or share an additional link for any one of the current issues, please call +1-913-599-0300.

ICC's International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC)

The ICC’s International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) was launched in July 2009 by the ICC Board in an effort to develop the first comprehensive swimming pool code coordinated with the current requirements to meet the rules of the Virginia Graeme
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CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a set of guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The first edition of the MAHC was published at the end of 2014. A second edition was released on July 15th, 2016.
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ASTM International

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards.
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Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The law was divided into five subparts but for the swimming pool and spa industry the relevant sections are Public Entities and Public transportation (Title II) and Public Acco
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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGB)

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, which officially went into affect December 19, 2008, represents an important step to ensure pool and spa safety. The law specifies that it is to be interpreted and enforced by the U.S. Consumer Prod
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